Keelboat

No racing at 5.5m World Championship

Due to lack of wind, racing was abandoned on the first day of 5.5m World Championship 2014 in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. The weather forecast for Tuesday calls for 13-15 knots from the northeast and partially sunny skies. Racing will continue until Friday, with a maximum of seven races to be completed in five days. A minimum of four completed races is necessary to constitute a championship. After six races have been completed the worst result shall be discarded.


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22 September 2014 20:19 GMT
News

British Olympic Sailing - Treading Water FULL STORY HERE

It's difficult to get excited about the performance of the British Sailing Team at the ISAF World Championships. Yes, team manager Stephen Park hit his rather pedestrian target of four medals and full qualification for Rio, but anything less would have been a major upset for one of the best funded Olympic teams. So lets see how the team did in a bit more depth.

Wright and Scott - Finn sailors worth their weight in GoldClick image for a larger image

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22 September 2014 18:08 GMT
Dinghy

RS800 Grand Prix FULL STORY HERE

Andy and Allyson Jeffries won the RS800 Grand Prix held at Lymington Town Sailing Club over the weekend of Bart's Bash, with the first race on Sunday featuring a joint start for the 800s and Merlins for Bart's Bash, not counting towards the series scores. Five races were completed in light winds with David and Louise Steed winning the first, Luke and Emma McEwen the second, then Andy and Allyson Jeffries hit the front on the Sunday with two wins and then held on to take the series ahead of Matt Humphreys and Amy Cartwright.

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22 September 2014 11:54 GMT
Matchrace

Chicago Match Cup - Canfield conquers Williams FULL STORY HERE

Taylor Canfield (ISV) Team US One have successfully defended their Chicago Match Cup title, the only US event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). Canfield’s US One team consists of tactician Rod Dawson, trimmer Mike Rehe and bowman Hayden Goodrick.


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21 September 2014 22:45 GMT
Olympic

ISAF Sailing Worlds - Final day videos FULL STORY HERE

Four more world champions were crowned at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as racing wrapped up in the Spanish City on a day blessed with glorious sunshine. Two videos for the final wrap . . . Part 1 is the 49er and 49erFX Medal Race highlights and Part 2 the Finn and Nacra 17 Medal Race highlights.


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21 September 2014 22:36 GMT
Dinghy

EFG MothEuroCup - Perfect conditions for last day FULL STORY HERE

Four races were fired off on the final day of Act 6 of the EFG MothEuroCup on Lake Garda, the last one being a three-lap race. Only Chris Rast put his stamp on this last Act by winning every single race, but not without having to fight it out with Carlo de Paoli, who showed great pace, starts and boat handling. With a solid five Act wins it is also Chris Rast that sailed away with the Euro 3000 prize money for winning the overall EFG MothEuroCup ranking for 2014.

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21 September 2014 22:21 GMT
Olympic

ISAF Sailing Worlds - Final medal day at Santander FULL STORY HERE

First medals today for the women's 49erFX at the ISAF Sailing Worlds in Santander went to
Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze of Brazil who take the 49erFX gold, ahead of Denmark's Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Olsen in silver and bronze for Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich of Italy.
Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth of Britain finished seventh overall.

Finn Gold for Giles Scott GBRClick image for a larger image

G New
21 September 2014 12:08 GMT
Dinghy

Bart's Bash - RHKYC’s contribution to the ‘Largest Sailing Event in the World’

RHKYC’s contribution to the ‘Largest Sailing Event in the World’ took place on Sunday 21 September in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Eleven enthusiastic boats from the Etchells, Ruffian, Flying Fifteen, Impala and Big Boat fleets turned out for the scheduled warning signal of 10:50hrs.

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21 September 2014 9:19 GMT
Dinghy

EFG MothEuroCup - Finally some racing FULL STORY HERE

Finally some breeze for the 6th Act of the EFG MothEuroCup on Lake Garda. After some considerable toing and froing, racing finally started under a couple of dark clouds over the south-westerly shore and the knot meter increased handsomely in to the upper teens for a while.

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G New
20 September 2014 23:04 GMT